No. 347 Squadron RAF

Summary

No. 347 Squadron RAF
Active20 June 1944 – 15 November 1945
Country United Kingdom
Allegiance Free French Forces
Branch Royal Air Force
Part ofRAF Bomber Command

The No. 347 Squadron RAF was a French bomber squadron given a Royal Air Force squadron number during World War II.

History

The squadron was formed at RAF Elvington on 20 June 1944 from GB I/25 ‘Tunisie’ airmen who had been based in the Middle East. It was equipped with British Halifax heavy bomber aircraft and then took part in night bombing raids over Germany.

The squadron moved to Bordeaux in October 1945 after hostilities had ceased and transferred from RAF to French control on 15 November 1945.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 347 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Jun 1944 Jul 1944 Handley Page Halifax V
Jul 1944 Apr 1945 Handley Page Halifax III
Mar 1945 Nov 1945 Handley Page Halifax VI

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References

  1. ^ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.

External links

  • Squadron history on the official RAF website